Final Davis-Bacon Rule Will Protect Fair Wages, Create Family-sustaining Union Jobs

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus praised the final Davis-Bacon rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Labor today as a monumental victory for workers everywhere:

“This long-awaited update to the federal Davis-Bacon rule is a historic step forwards for working families like ours. Since 1931, Davis-Bacon protections have guaranteed fair wages for an honest days’ work – protecting our members from wage theft and bad actors. The new rulemaking from the Department of Labor is the most significant update to protect prevailing wage in generations,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “The Biden Administration promised to be the most pro-worker and the most pro-union Administration since FDR and the New Deal. This commitment to updating Davis-Bacon prevailing wage protections is further evidence that the Biden Administration is delivering on that promise.”